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Judge: DNA evidence in 1976 murders can be used

A Marinette County judge has ruled prosecutors can use DNA evidence collected through a phony police survey in the case against a man charged with killing a young couple in a county park more than four decades ago.

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Wisconsin testing delays grow for DNA and other evidence

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin crime labs took longer to complete DNA, ballistics and forensic evidence testing during Attorney General Josh Kaul’s first year in office, posing troubles for the Democrat after he hammered his Republican predecessor over lab delays during their 2018 campaign. Kaul released a report Wednesday revealing delays in DNA testing increased ...

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High court to tackle DNA surcharges

Wisconsin Supreme Court

The Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear oral arguments next month in a case questioning whether a law requiring felons to pay a surcharge for DNA testing should have been applied retroactively in a Racine woman's burglary conviction.

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Appeals court invalidates portion of DNA surcharge (UPDATE)

An appeals court invalidated a section of state law Wednesday that requires judges to impose a a DNA surcharge on misdemeanor convictions without submitting an actual sample, a ruling that could affect potentially thousands of criminals caught up in a wrinkle of budgetary timing.

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DOJ preps for big jump in DNA testing

The state Department of Justice has hired nearly twenty more workers and begun a pricey renovation of its Madison crime lab so that it will be able to handle tens of thousands of additional DNA samples when new collection requirements take effect next year.

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